Wanted: Used Cornet

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by champignon, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. champignon

    champignon New Member

    I've just started playing in Brass Bands, having played trumpet for many years. I'm looking for a used cornet, perhaps a Besson Sovereign, that won't break the bank. I don't mind a few dings, scratches and scuffs - all my trumpets look like that -- just looking for an easy sound production (large bore) and a warm sound. Old is fine. I'm old, and still in good shape. Someone out there has a cornet under their bed or in the attic that isn't being played, and I'll give it a good home.

  2. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    There are a couple Sovreigns on ebay at the moment
  3. wilearl

    wilearl Member

    I am selling a Yamaha Xeno if interested?
  4. JesTperfect!

    JesTperfect! Member

    I have a sovereign....how much are you looking to pay?
  5. champignon

    champignon New Member

    I wouldn't want to gouge anyone, but I suppose 500 might be feasible. It would depend on its condition. Trying the instrument might also be a factor; I'd be hesitant to buy something that I couldn't try out. Are you in the London area? Will you be competing at Wychhaven?
  6. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    There's one of mine in the Classified section on here. See what ya think...
  7. champignon

    champignon New Member

    Yes, I responded to your ad on August 20th, but heard nothing from you so I assumed you'd already sold it. Would you consider 500? I realise you are throwing in many valuable extras (mutes / mouthpieces) but I'm afraid 600 is beyond my budget (and my wife's tolerance -- that's a lot of shoes). It looks like a very nice instrument, and the photos are really fantastic. I'm still committed to the idea of trying a horn before buying; am I right to assume you live well outside London?

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